Wireless Game Controller TX Board (Make your SNES controller wireless)

$17.00

A compliment to the Wireless Gameboy/GBA Controller project in which we can re-use the receivers available (firmware update required if you purchased one before 1st May 2019) so you can mod your SNES controllers with a board to make them into a Wireless Game Controller. There are 2 boards to choose from, the only difference is where the USB connector for charging is mounted.

This is a DIY part, you’ll need to make some modifications to your controller plus you will need to solder your LiPo battery leads to the board and wires from the board to your controller. Check out the installation instructions for further details. The LiPo I used was 700mAh from AliExpress and should last about 40-50 hours of game play.

We usually ship within 2-4 business days and have different shipping methods available – the lowest cost method is $3 and usual delivery time is 2 to 4 weeks.

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Description

You will need a board and receiver as a minimum to get started. If you have a receiver already from the Wireless Gameboy/GBA Controller project, you will need to update the firmware.

You can have multiple receivers per transmitter and you can use the same receiver for different wireless controllers. Any receivers/transmitters you purchase will be paired together. Check out the FAQ on the left side menu. You can change some of the button mappings at start up, check the “How to use” section. If you are unsure about your use case, please send us a quick email to support@insidegadgets.com.

Receivers available

To prevent double listing of receivers, you should purchase receivers from the Wireless Gameboy Controller page.

  • USB receiver
  • NES receiver
  • Super Nintendo receiver
  • Gamecube receiver
  • Nintendo 64 receiver
  • WiiMote Expansion Port receiver
  • Multi-RX receiver

Transmitters available

SNES TX
Transmitted keys: All but it depends on the receiver.
Refresh rate: Every 2ms, the keys are checked and a packet is transmitted to the receiver.

Please note that there is no encryption or security available for this device, while this should pose no issue for home users, it would be possible for an attacker to potentially take over your controls or block your control.

Wish List:

  • NES drop in board (in the works)
  • SNES drop in board (in the works)
  • Gamecube TX board
  • N64 TX board

Disclaimer: We shall not be held liable to and shall not accept any liability, obligation or responsibility whatsoever for any loss or damage that may occur by using this product directly or indirectly.

Additional information

Weight 10 g
Dimensions 45 × 15 × 3 cm
Board

SNES TX (USB side mounted), SNES TX (USB end mounted)

How to use

If you order the TX board and receiver in one order, they will come paired. All you need to do is install the TX board, plug in the receiver, configure your software (if using a USB receiver) and you’re good to go.

Under normal operation you should see the LED on the TX board and the receiver light up, this shows that data is being transmitted/received.

Turn on / off the TX board

Hold the start button down for at least 10 seconds until you see the LED turn on. After 5 minutes of no activity the TX board will automatically power off. If you wish to turn off the TX board sooner, hold down the start button for 5 seconds until the LED turns off.

Reconfigure the RF channel/address and Packets per keypress

When the TX board LED is off, hold down the select button for 10 seconds until the LED turns on. Press up/down to change the RF channel, left/right to change the RF address and L/R to change the PPK. Every time you press a key, the LED will turn off until you let go of the key.

Press A to start transmitting the new configuration, plug in the receiver, wait a few seconds and then press A again to finish, the LED should turn off.

Installation instructions

For a Genuine SNES Controller

1. Take apart the controller and remove the cable going to the board.

2. De-solder the cable connector from the PCB, this is where our TX board will go.

3. Cut the piece as shown.

4. Solder 5 wires to the SNES board

5. Position the SNES TX board and solder the 5 wires to it.

6. Position the SNES TX board as shown, it should just fit in place.

7. Line up the bottom shell to the top shell so you know where you need to file down material for the USB connector. You can glue the TX board in place if you like.

8. Solder or connect the battery and you should see the LED blink. You need to position the battery as shown above (but a bit more to the right), it’s a tight fit but you need to be very careful when closing the shell that there is no pressure applied to the battery. You may have to half close the shell and move the battery/leads very slightly into place.

Once completed, you now have a wireless SNES controller!

For a Generic SNES Controller

1. Take apart the controller and remove the cable going to the board.

2. De-solder the cable from the PCB.

3. Cut the piece as shown so it is flush with the board. This is where the battery will go so we don’t want anything to poke it.

4. Solder 5 wires from the SNES board to the SNES TX board.

5. Position the SNES TX board sideways and align the bottom piece so you know where to file down the back for the USB. Once its filed down, glue the TX board in place.

6. Solder or connect the battery and you should see the LED blink.

You need to position the battery as shown. It’s a tight fit but you need to be very careful when closing the shell that there is no pressure applied to the battery. You may have to half close the shell and move the battery/leads very slightly into place.

Once completed, you now have a wireless SNES controller!

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